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Rajju in Marriage – Rajju Porutham for Marriage

Rajju porutham is an important aspect in horoscope matching for marriage especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, parts of Telangana and parts of Karnataka.
There are five divisions of Nakshatras in Rajju

Padha Rajju – Ashwini (Ashwathy), Aslesha (Ayiliyam), Magha (Makam), Jyeshta (Kettai), Moola (Moolam) and Revati.
Ooroo Rajju – Bharani, Pushya (Poosam or Pooyam), Purva Phalguni (Pooram), Anuradha (Anizham), Purvashada (pooradam) and Uttara Bhadra (Uthrittathi)
Nabhi Rajju – Kritika (Kartika), Punarvasu (Punirtham), Uttara Phalguni (Uthiram), Vishaka (Vishakam), Uttara Shada (Uthradam) and Purva Bhadrapada (Pooruruttathi).
Kanta Rajju – Rohini, Ardra (Thiruvathira or Arudara), Hasta (Atham), Swati (Chothi), Shravan (Thiruonam or Sravana) and Shatabhisha (Sadayam or Chathayam)
Siro Rajju – Mrigashirsha (Makayiram), Chithra (Chithirai) and Dhanishta (Sravishta or Avittam) If the nakshatras of the couple come under Padha Rajju they will travel to foreign countries.If the nakshatras…

Kanaka Durga Puja Vidhi – Procedure – With Mantra – How To Perform Kanak Durga Devi Puja?

Kanaka Durga is a benign, kind and loving form of Mother Goddess Durga and she is worshipped for attaining worldly success and prosperity. Below is Kanaka Durga puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Goddess Kanak Durga Devi Puja and is ideal for performing it at home.
 Kanaka Durga Mantraॐकन्यकायैदुर्गायनमः॥ When to Perform Goddess Kanaka Durga Puja? Ideal day to perform the puja:Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi – tenth day during the light or waxing phase of moon.Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshtra day in a month.It is doubly auspicious to perform the puja when Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshtra coincides with Dasami tithi.
Benefits of Performing Kanak Durga Devi Puja For fulfillment of desires.Career progress.Peace and prosperity.Even the toughest problems in life becomes easy after offering prayers to this form of Durga.Arjuna offered prayers to the Goddess to attain Pashupatastra from Shiva.Indra performed intense austerities to get her blessings. Simple …

Gokarna Story – Hindu Holy Place Gokarna Named After Saint with Ears of Cow

The story of Gokarna is found in the Padma Purana. The story has it that there lived a learned person named Atmadeva on the banks of Tungabhadra River who followed Dharma. He was rich and scholarly but his wife, Dhundhuli, was ill-tempered and quarrelsome.
The couple did not have any child even after years of marriage.
Atmadeva decided to perform intense penance to have a child. While on his way to the forest, he met an ascetic and told him about his problems in life and his decision to do penance to fulfill the desire of having a child.
The ascetic had the capacity to see past, present and future. He knew that Atmadeva would not have a child.
But still he gave Atmadeva a magic fruit for his wife to eat.
Atmadeva’s wife was not interested in having a child as she considered children as burden. She was not ready to spoil her beauty and health. To keep away from the troublesome life of raising a child, she gave the fruit to the cow in the house.
In due course, the cow gave birth to a b…

Perfection Simply Does Not Exist

What is perfect for you is not perfect for another person. Your definition of perfection is not universal. The definition of perfection varies from people to people. Perfection simply does not exist it is an illusion.

This is the reason why avatars of gods and goddesses in Hinduism are not perfect beings. They have their imperfections. These imperfections pave the way for universal truth.

Bhagavad Gita clearly tells that a person has to follow dharma. Bhagavad Gita does not ask Arjuna to be perfect. He is asked to do his duty. Upholding dharma is his duty not to be perfect.

The mad craze for perfection in modern world leads to a permanent feeling of incompleteness. We are always made to feel that we are inadequate.

The modern day perfection is directly associated with materialism. It is more related to more and more buying and throwing away old things. It is purely market driven. There are people who change their entire furniture every year. People change their smartphone every th…

Hindu Calendar – May 31, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 10:07 PM on May 31. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:38 PM on June 1. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 31, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 2:28 AM on May 31. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 4:46 AM on June 1.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 3:12 AM on May 31. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 5:53 AM on June 1.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishchika Rashi till 2:28 AM on May 31. Then …

Twelve Places on Body to Wear Tilak – After Remembering These Twelve Forms of Vishnu Residing In the Body

Staunch Vaishnava devotees wear tilak on twelve parts of the body. It is believed that Vishnu in twelve forms resides in these twelve parts of the body. Twelve forms of Vishnu residing in the twelve parts of the body are:
Keshav resides on foreheadNarayana in belly regionMadhava in heart (chest)Govinda in throat (hollow of the throat)Vishnu on right side of bellyMadhusudan right upper armTrivikram in right shoulder (in some texts it is ears)Vaman in the left belly regionShridhar in left armHrishikesh in left shoulder (if Trivikram is for ears then both shoulders are believed to for Hrishikesh)Padmanabha on upper backDamodar on lower back.
Thirteenth Spot - Note some people also put a tilak on the tuft (hair) and it is dedicated to Vasudeva.


The twelve mantras to be chanted while applying Tilak are
Om Keshavaya NamahOm Narayanaya NamahOm Madhavaya NamahOm Govindaya NamahOm Vishnuve NamahOm Madhusudanaya NamahOm Trivikramaya NamahOm Vamanaya NamahOm Sridharaya NamahOm Hrishikeshaya NamahO…

Story of the Birth of Shikhandi in the Mahabharata

Shikhandi, the transgender in the Mahabharata, was the cause of Bhishma’s death. The reason for birth of Amba as Shikhandi was to defeat the invincible warrior, Bhishma. The story of Shikhandi’s half-woman, half-man persona is found in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharat.

Amba was the eldest daughter of the King of Kashi. She along with two of her sisters were forcibly be taken away by Bhishma from the Swayamvara to be the wives of King Vichitravirya. But on the day when the marriage was to be performed Amba informed Bhishma that she had given her mind to King of Shalva and she be sent to him.

On realizing the mistake, Bhishma sent her to the King of Salwa. But the King of Shalva was not ready to accept a woman who had entered the home of another person.

Amba had now nowhere to go. Bhishma would not marry her as he had taken the vow of celibacy. King Vichitravirya would not accept her as he was in love with someone else.

Determined to avenge her humiliation, she searched for a warrior wh…

Nalkheda Temple – Baglamukhi Mata Ji Mandir at Nalkheda in Madhya Pradesh

Baglamukhi Mata Ji Temple at Nalkheda in Madhya Pradesh is a temple whose legend is associated with the Mahabharat. The temple is located in a graveyard and it is believed that the Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas, installed the murti of Baglamukhi Mata Ji on the 12th day of the Kurukshetra battle. This was done on the advice of Sri Krishna to attain victory in the Great War in the Mahabharata. The temple is around 105 km northeast of Ujjain.


This is an important Siddh Peetah. The popular belief is that there is only three ancient temples dedicated to Baglamukhi Mata and the Nalkheda Temple is one among the three. The other two temples are located at Datiya in Madhya Pradesh and Kangara in Himachal Pradesh.
The murti of Goddess Baglamukhi at Nalkheda Temple is Swayambhu – divine appearance.

The deity worshiped here has three faces. Thus, she is also known Trishakti Mata. An important center of Tantric worship, the shrine is on the banks of Lakhundar River.

The subsidiary deiti…

Four Kinds of Worshippers – Bhagavad Gita

Man’s attitude towards God depends on his attitude towards himself and towards the world. According to the Gita, four kinds of people worship God:

(1) the afflicted who pray for a cure;

(2) those after worldly prosperity: wealth, power, position, name, fame and so on;

(3) jijnasus, seekers of spiritual Knowledge; and

 (4) the jnani, the man of spiritual Knowledge.


While Sri Krishna considers all of them noble, he reserves the pride of place to the jnani and considers him His very Self.

A spiritual aspirant needs to be clear that the first two kinds of worshippers are still worldly, using God for their worldly ends; only their worldliness has a spiritual veneer.

He needs to consciously belong to the third group. To such a seeker of knowledge every problem, every experience, is grist to his mill: he understands the evanescence of the world and uses his experiences to turn to God all the more.

He does not give up his devotion because his prayers remain unanswered, or if some calamity…

Hindu Calendar – May 30, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:06 PM on May 30. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 10:07 PM on May 31. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 30, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 12:28 AM on May 30. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 2:28 AM on May 31.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 12:55 AM on May 30. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 3:12 AM on May 31.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishchik…

Scorpio Zodiac Sign – The Reason and Origin of Scorpion Sign of Scorpio

Have you ever wondered why Scorpion is the sign of Scorpio Zodiac? It is widely believed that it was ancient Hindus and Egyptians who divided a year into spring, summer, autumn and winter and assigned to each season three constellations through which the Sun passed. The reason and origin of Scorpion Sign of Scorpio is amusing but apt.



The reason for the name Scorpio is because sun retreats during the period and this gives rise to various diseases; hence poisonous like the scorpion.

Scorpio is also referred as Scorpion (October 24 – November 22) as per Solar Calendar.

How Anjani Became The Mother of Hanuman?

Anjani, mother of Hanuman, performed intense austerity to get a powerful son. She had to undergo numerous trials before she gave birth to Hanuman, an amsha avatar of Shiva.

Anjani and Kesari were married for a long time. However, they did not have any children.

Anjani then visited the ashram of Sage Matangi. Here the sage advised her to undertake a severe penance for giving birth to a powerful child.


Matangi Rishi asked Anjani to go to Narayan Mountain located near Narasimha Ashram on the banks of Pampa in South India. Here she was asked to perform intense Tapas for 12 years to propitiate Shiva by sustaining only on Vayu (air).

At the end of 12 years, impressed by her perseverance, determination and devotion, Shiva asked Vayu to deposit Shiva Anu (atom of Shiva) in the womb of Anjana.
As a result of it was born Hanuman.

Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Temple – Timings – Details

Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is an ancient temple of Chola period. It is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and is located at Sugganahalli Magadi Taluk of Ramanagara District in Karnataka. This is a very rare temple in which Garuda is worshipped daily. You can find daily puja timings, history and other details below: Sugganahalli Narasimha Temple Timings 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM  (Morning Darshan Timings)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Evening Darshan Timings) During Jathra and special occasions temple will be opened whole day.

Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is around 8 km from Kudur and 20 km from Tumkur.


Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Murti The consecrated murti of Bhagavan Lakshmi Narasimha is in standing position facing west. The general rule regarding Lakshmi Narasimha murti is that the deity is in sitting position and facing east. The murti worshipped here thus does not follow the general rule.

Garuda, the vahana of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped daily in the temple. Story o…

Rudra Gayatri Mantra – Benefits of Rudra Gayatri Mantra – How to Chant?

Rudra Gayatri Mantra is a powerful mantra dedicated to Rudra form of Shiva and it is a powerful mantra based on the Gayatri mantra found in the Rig Veda. Below you can read about how to chant the mantra and the benefits of Rudra Gayatri Mantra. Rudra Gayatri Mantraॐतत्पुरुषायविद्महेमहादेवायधीमहितन्नोरुद्रःप्रचोदयात्॥ Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Deemahi Tanno Rudra Prachodayat When to Chant Rudra Gayatri Mantra? It can be chanted on all Mondays in the morning or during Pradosha period (starting 1.5 hours before sunset).It can be chanted on Trayodasi (thirteenth day of a lunar fortnight) and Chaturdasi (fourteenth day of a lunar fortnight).It is also considered auspicious to chant the mantra on full moon days.

Rudra Gayatri Mantra Benefits It is chanted for desire fulfillment.It is chanted for early cure from a life-threatening disease.It is chanted to solve all kinds of financial problems and to get rich. How to Chant Rudra Gayatri Mantra? Purify by taking bath and then do mental …

The corollary to faith is fearlessness - Sri M

It is all about belief. If you believe in something, and you wish to do something, you can do it. Belief is the built-in safety valve.

At least understand that there can be other sources of knowledge; that so much is there yet to be known; this is the beginning of faith.

The corollary to faith is fearlessness.

Everything is relative reality when compared to Brahman, the absolute reality. Like when you dream, you cannot say it is unreal; only when you wake up you can say it was a dream. There is witness in both. That witness is the reality or pure consciousness – Brahman.
According to me, there is no average individual; this ‘ordinary’ word has to go because everyone has the potential.

Sri M

Source - From an interview published in the Speaking Tree dated July 9, 2017.

Hindu Calendar – May 29, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isPurnima Tithi or the full moon day till 6:53 PM on May 29. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:06 PM on May 30. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 29, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time from 7:15 AM. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram on the entire day on May 29 and till 12:28 AM on May 30.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram on the entire day on May 29 and till 12:55 AM on May 30.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishchika Rashi till 2:28 AM on May 31.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Vrishchika Rashi till 3:12 AM on May 31.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima
Kali Yuga Year – 5120
Vikr…

Lakshmi Puja on Purnima – Importance of Goddess Lakshmi Puja on Full Moon Day

Purnima, the full moon day, in a Hindu Lunar Fortnight is considered auspicious to perform Goddess Lakshmi puja. There is a popular belief that if a family performs Lakshmi puja on full moon night together then they will always have the blessings of Maa Laxmi. Goddess Lakshmi Mantra on Purnima Om Shree Mahalakshmayee Namah
ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै नमः।  Importance of Goddess Lakshmi Puja on Full Moon Day Two of the important pujas dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Kojagri Lakshmi puja and Gajalaxmi puja is observed on full moon night. It is meritorious to perform Lakshmi Puja on the full moon day in Kartik Month. Goddess Lakshmi is offered special pujas on full moon day by chanting the Sri Suktam and Lakshmi stotra.


Legend It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits earth on full moon day. She visits homes that are neat and clean. She resides in homes of devotees who have unwavering devotion. She abandons fickle minded people who curse on the slightest misfortune, abandons puja, worship, …

Brahma Kund at Rajgir – Importance in Hindu Religion – Spiritual Significance of Rajgir Brahma Kund Snan during Mal Maas

Brahma Kund at Rajgir in Nalanda, Bihar, is an important spiritual center in Hindu religion. A holy pond here named Brahma Kund gains spiritual significance especially during Mal Maas or Adhik Masa – the extra month in Hindu lunar calendar. This extra month is known as Purushottam Maas and is dedicated Lord Vishnu. Story of Brahma Kund at Rajgir Legend has it Raja Vasu, a mind born son of Lord Brahma, performed a maha yajna (great sacrifice here). All gods and goddess in Hindu pantheon were present at the yajna. All the saints, holy persons, demigods and demons too participated in the penance.
There was only a single pond and it was impossible for all the divine beings to take a holy dip. To solve the problem Brahma created 22 ponds and 54 springs to fill the ponds.
According to the Ramayan, Vasu was the fourth mind born son of Brahma and he established the city by the name of Vasumati here. Spiritual Significance of Rajgir Brahma Kund Snan The pond was created by Lord Brahma.
All 3…

Thoughts on Dream and Spiritual Progress – Swami Vireswarananda Maharaj

What is the significance of dreams, especially those of gods and goddesses? Swami Vireswarananda Maharaj: Dreams do not always indicate anything except that your mind is changing for the better. Generally, dreams are but mental impressions of the waking state seen, as it were, in sleep. So, dreams of gods and goddesses show that your mind is now thinking of higher things and is being impressed by such thoughts instead of worldly thoughts.


Question: Sometimes, we dream of Sri Ramakrishna; is it a measure of our spiritual progress? Swami Vireswarananda Maharaj: To dream of Sri Ramakrishna is good, but do not give too much importance to such things. What is important is how do you feel about the change in your mindset, whether dispassion, love for God, sympathy for others and so on are on the rise or not. These are surer milestones in your spiritual progress. Question: But Maharaj, on being asked by a disciple whether dreams of enlightened souls or Divine Incarnations are real or not, Reve…

Hindu Calendar – May 28, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, May 28, 2018 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:05 PM on May 28. Then onward it isPurnima Tithi or the full moon day till 6:53 PM on May 29. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 28, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 10:56 PM on May 28. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram on the entire day on May 29 and till 12:28 AM on May 30.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 11:04 PM on May 28. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram on the entire day on May 29 and till 12:55 AM on May 30.
Rashi or Moon S…

Vaikasi Visakam - Vaigasi Vishagam Dedicated to Muruga

Vaikasi Visagam, or Vaigasi Visakam, is the day when Lord Muruga or Kartikeya, incarnated on earth. Muruga, the general of the army of devas, is also known as Skanda, Kanda, Subrahmanya and Kartik. In 2018, the date of Vaikasi Visagam is May 28 and is an auspicious day in Tamil Hindu calendar.

The birthday of Lord Muruga falls on the Vishakam star in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May – June). The day is celebrated in temples dedicated to Muruga in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

According to Puranas, Devas (gods) were driven out of heaven by demon Surapadman with the help of boons he received from Brahma. Unable to defeat Surapadman, Indra, the king of devas, sought the help of Brahma. But Brahma could only narrate his helplessness as Surapadman had already obtained boons from Brahma through severe penance.

But Brahma did suggest a way out and that was to seek the help of Lord Shiva. When Indra narrated the cruel deeds of Surapadman, an enraged Shiva opened h…

Life is happy or miserable it depends on our attitude

Life is hard during financial problems, ill health and death. If we are prepared to live a simple and healthy life then we can keep out financial problems and ill health to an extent. Death of friends and family members cannot be avoided. For this, we need to have a proper spiritual understanding of life.

Life is happy or miserable it depends on our attitude. To an optimist there is opportunity even in the toughest of the toughest situations. To a pessimist there is a problem even in the happiest of the happiest situation.

When we have bad things in life instead of brooding and comparing our life with that of others we need to see positive things.

Stop comparing our life with that of others. When we are down financially or with ill health instead of making matters worse with a negative spin, evaluate the situation in a positive way and search for methods to get out of it.



We need to understand that life is not always about excitement, achievement and enjoyment. There will be falls,…

Hindu Calendar – May 27, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, May 27, 2018 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:50 PM on May 27. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:05 PM on May 28. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 27, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 9:52 PM on May 27. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram till 10:56 PM on May 28.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 9:37 PM on May 27. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram till 11:04 PM on May 28.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 4:40 PM on March 28.
In wes…

Good Dates For Car Delivery in 2018 As per Hindu Calendar

Good and auspicious dates for car delivery in 2018 are based on good rashi, nakshatra, tithi and other calculation in Hindu Astrology. The entire time on the days is good for the purpose until mentioned otherwise. The dates are good for delivery of truck, car, bike, and other vehicles. Please note that these are the dates to get the car home and it is not for paying the first amount.
We have prepared these dates after studying various Hindu panchangs and calendars. This is not a computer-generated list. Good dates For Car Delivery in June 2018 June 4, 6, 8 June 9 is good after 1:10 PM June 10, 14, 16, 21 Good dates For Car Delivery in July 2018 July 2, 3 July 5 good after 1:00 PM July 6, 7 July 10 is good till 6:40 PM July 14, 18 July 20 July 22 good after 10:50 AM July 30 good till 7:30 PM July 31 is good after 8:50 AM August 2018 Good dates For Car Delivery August 2 August 4 August 6 good time from 2:15 PM to 8:40 PM August 8 August 14 good after 4:35 PM August 15, 16 August 17 is …